… and still you will not see us, or have us fight our fight

We are here, and we will not be silenced; we will not be scared off our streets and political action; we will not retreat to whatever sheltered bubbles any classist illusions of social standing or gender roles afford us; we will not be confined to what you tell us are our appropriate places and spaces; we will not be intimidated, we will not be shamed.
[warning: post contains video with strong images of mob sexual assault]

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إزدراء

Persecution and prosecution of thought alarmingly on the rise in Egypt. Religious sanctities and public order are the ball and chain on our expression, our consciousness, our lives.
Revisiting an old entry – the rage is still there, and so is even more contempt for everything I am told is sacred.

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We Will Bring Down the State of Oppression.

A couple of weeks ago, I have been through the trying experience of being subjected to sexual assault while participating in a demonstration to end sexual harassment. The post (which also links to my written testimony about what happened) presents my thoughts and views on sexual harassment in Egypt, and more importantly gives me a platform to speak up about and against what happened.
I am still healing, but I am not broken, I will be stronger.

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The Case of Samira Ibrahim–and I had dreamt of bigger victories

An old draft about the case of Samira Ibrahim originally written in the wake of the State Council Administrative Court ruling condemning and suspending the carrying out of “virginity tests” on female detainees in military prisons, and now revived, refined and expanded. Published as part of the “Blogging Week for Egyptian Women” initiative. #EgWomarch

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